Is it possible for an international hotel and resort company to also be the leader in sustainable tourism and environmental stewardship in the hotel industry? It is if you are Fairmont Hotel & Resorts, a collection of over 60 luxury properties worldwide with a reputation for excellence in service, hospitality, heritage and local flavor. At any Fairmont Hotel or Resort, whether it's the flagship Fairmont San Francisco on Nob Hill, world famous landmarks such as New York's the Plaza Hotel or Quebec City's Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, or one of the exotic Fairmont properties in Mayakoba or Shanghai, your stay will be a luxury eco-fabulous vacation you will not soon forget.
The Fairmont name, part of FRHI Holdings Limited company, along with the Raffles and Swissotels brands, has been known for luxury, service and quality since the first Fairmont hotel opened in San Francisco in 1907. Since that time, Fairmont Hotels have opened in places both snowy and tropical, urban and secluded, and have been a popular choice for celebrities, royals, and various dignitaries. In addition to offering world-class eco-friendly luxurious accommodations, Fairmont Hotels also offer exclusive access to their signature spas, golf courses and ski resorts. For guests who need to unwind, Willow Stream Spas are the award-winning place to relax and be pampered at many Fairmont locations. Active guests will appreciate Fairmont's top-ranked golf courses, which were awarded numerous gold and silver medals in Golf Magazine's 2010 Premier Resorts rankings. Or you may be tempted to hit the slopes at one of Fairmont's mountain locations, featured on Conde Nast's list of best ski hotels in 2012.
Many of the world's best hotels can offer luxury accommodations, great service, or unforgettable experiences, but for eco-minded travelers, Fairmont Hotels might have an edge over other options due to their ironclad commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness. In fact, Fairmont Hotels were the first major hotel to implement their own environmental program, the award-winning Green Partnership Program. Since its implementation in 1990, the program has helped Fairmont Hotels focus on reducing their environmental footprint through conservation, recycling, and responsible operations.
Concrete actions taken by individual Fairmont properties as part of their everyday operations have significantly reduced the hotel's utility usage, especially in cooperation with purchased green power and responsible energy technology. With their 26,000 Fairmont employees worldwide working everyday to adhere to best sustainability practices, and in cooperation with organizations such as The EPA, the World Heritage Alliance and the World Wildlife Fund Climate Saver's program, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts have shown that a respected international organization can take significant, thoughtful steps toward sustainability on a large scale.
No matter where you travel in the world, it's likely there is a Fairmont Hotel near your destination, ready to provide you with a vacation experience unlike any other. Additional Fairmont amenities include the President's Club guest recognition program and the Fairmont Gold personalized service program. For your next vacation, you can choose a hotel where you'll be surrounded by luxury, while still taking comfort in the knowledge that the Fairmont Hotel or Resort you choose is providing an environmental, social and sustainable example for others to follow.